In the social media world, change is constant. You must work quickly to keep up with inquiries, new product releases and content creation. Finding tools to make this process streamlined is incredibly important.
One of the tools we have found exceptionally useful is Canva! Canva is a free graphic design tool that is easy to use because of its drag and drop interface and suite of templates, fonts and graphics. All the while giving your social media posts a professional edge.
Our favorite part of Canva is their variety of design types. Instead of worrying about perfect pixel proportions or trial and error, they have taken the guess work out and created ready to use templates. We frequently use their “Instagram Post” to make it easy to drop a photo in and resize it, instead of trying to make the photo work inside the Instagram app. Once you decide on which design to go with, they give you a wide selection of pre-made layouts as well. Or if you are feeling particularly creative, design from scratch using custom dimensions.
If a photo only needs minor tweaks instead of an editing overhaul, then Canva has that covered. Pictured is an example of their filter and flip options. They also have a “crop” option that helps you get the perfect fit for whatever template you are using. Another helpful thing we have found is that Canva allows you to enlarge your photo to best fit the template without the image getting blurry.